The Syrian War: Between Justice and Political Reality

Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen (Editor), Nir T. Boms (Editor), Sareta Ashraph (Editor)

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Starting as a civil uprising calling for liberal reforms in March 2011, the unrest in Syria rapidly deteriorated into a proxy-led armed conflict involving multiple state-sponsored and non-state actors, including foreign militias and local armed groups. The current state of affairs in Syria, and the uncertainty regarding its future, raise numerous questions for scholars and practitioners of both international law and politics about justice within the context of a changing political reality in Syria. This book contributes uniquely to the scholarship on the Syrian war, raising voices from the Middle East and beyond not often heard within this research context. The volume is divided into three sections: Part I sets the factual and legal framework for the Syrian conflict; Part II focuses on the implications of the conflict for the Syrian neighbourhood; and Part III analyses possible post-conflict scenarios. Together, they address the key themes and questions of the conflicts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages335
ISBN (Electronic)9781108858236
ISBN (Print)9781108487801, 9781108738095
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Syria
  • civil war
  • international law
  • crimes against humanity
  • refugees
  • Israel
  • transitional justice
  • kurds
  • genoicde
  • humanitarian intervention
  • conflict
  • ISIS


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